Van Bramer for Nunes

State Senate candidate Lynn Nunes was just endorsed by city councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, according to a press release sent out by the campaign.

The move is unusual since Nunes is going against two-term incumbent Shirley Huntley, and elected officials have a tendency to rally around their fellow electeds in intra-party squabbles.

But Huntley was a “No” vote on gay marriage last year, and a re-energized gay rights movement in the state has made taking her out a priority.

Van Bramer, who was elected to the City Council last year and who is openly gay, touched on this in the release, saying that Nunes’ “commitment to his community, reform, and equality for all make Lynn the right choice for Southeast Queens and the right choice for New York.”